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The Internet Archive Software Library is the ultimate software crate-digger's dream: Tens of thousands of playable software titles from multiple computer platforms, allowing instant access to decades of computer history in your browser through the JSMESS emulator.

The intention is to ultimately have most major computer platforms available; currently, the collection includes the Apple II, Atari 800, and ZX Spectrum computers. In each case, sub-collections contain vast sets of disk and cartridge images. Genres include games, applications, utilities, demos and operating systems.

To see a curated set of these many programs, with contextual descriptions and information, visit the Historical Software Collection, curated by the Internet Archive's Jason Scott. If you'd like to volunteer to help describe and increase knowledge on disks in the Software Library, contact Jason at jscott@archive.org.


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Title
Date Archived
Creator
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 21,821
favorite 13
comment 0
Donkey Kong (1983)(Atari)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Infocom
software
eye 10,973
favorite 15
comment 1
Zork I - The Great Underground Empire (1980)(Infocom)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 8,712
favorite 11
comment 1
Pacman (1983)(Atari)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 6,787
favorite 12
comment 0
Mario Bros. (19xx)(Atari)[cr 202 Alliance][p]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Broderbund
software
eye 6,284
favorite 10
comment 0
Lode Runner (1983)(Broderbund)[cr Reset Vector]
The Apple II Library: Games
by MicroLab
software
eye 5,923
favorite 5
comment 0
Boulder Dash (1984)(MicroLab)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Muse
software
eye 5,759
favorite 5
comment 0
Castle Wolfenstein (1981)(Muse)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Taito
software
eye 5,724
favorite 2
comment 1
Arkanoid (1987)(Taito)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Nintendo
software
eye 4,059
favorite 6
comment 0
IT’S GORILLA WARFARE! THE THRILL OF THE ARCADE GAME You can feel an exciting tingle up and down your spine when you play DONKEY KONG at home, just like at an arcade. Your joystick guides Mario, the fearless carpenter, up the girders and elevators as he attempts to rescue his sweetheart from the clutches of Donkey Kong. All the thrills of the arcade game in a home computer version for one or two players.
Topics: Apple II games, Action games
The Apple II Library: Games
by Muse
software
eye 4,003
favorite 2
comment 0
Castle Wolfenstein (1981)(Muse)[a]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Artwork
software
eye 3,736
favorite 5
comment 0
Strip Poker - Melissa & Suzi (1982)(Artwork)[a]
The Apple II Library: Games
by AtariSoft
software
eye 3,597
favorite 1
comment 1
A version of Pac-Man for the Apple II by Atarisoft. Offers joystick and keyboard control, and up to 5 players playing against each other. Unusual use of the color palette limitations (the fruits are huge!) and unusually smooth graphics. The program appears to have be a prototype or hack of the Atarisoft version of Pac-Man, which was released in 1983. Text within the code indicates that there is a cheat mode allowing skipping through 21 levels, as well as playing one of the three cartoons. To...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atarisoft
software
eye 3,526
favorite 3
comment 0
Galaxian (1983)(Atarisoft)[cr Association of French Crackers]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Sega
software
eye 3,377
favorite 1
comment 0
Frogger (19xx)(Sega)[cr Nibbler]
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 3,340
favorite 5
comment 0
DONKEY KONG
The Apple II Library: Games
by Apple
software
eye 3,178
favorite 6
comment 1
Lemonade Stand (1979)(Apple)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 3,073
favorite 0
comment 0
Star Wars (19xx)(-)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Muse
software
eye 3,061
favorite 3
comment 0
Castle Wolfenstein (1981)(Muse)[a4]
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 3,056
favorite 4
comment 0
snake byte (with title screen)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Datamost
software
eye 3,017
favorite 9
comment 1
Aztec (1982)(Datamost)
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atarisoft
software
eye 2,895
favorite 3
comment 0
Dig Dug (19xx)(Atarisoft)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Ivan
software
eye 2,873
favorite 2
comment 0
Tron (19xx)(Ivan)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Monarch Development
software
eye 2,614
favorite 1
comment 0
Rampage (1988)(Monarch Development)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 2,565
favorite 3
comment 1
Defender (1983)(Atari)
( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Broderbund
software
eye 2,542
favorite 5
comment 2
Karateka (1984)(Broderbund)[a3]
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Broderbund
software
eye 2,457
favorite 1
comment 0
Lode Runner (1983)(Broderbund)[cr Surgeon]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Cavalier Computer
software
eye 2,420
favorite 2
comment 0
Asteroids (1980)(Cavalier Computer)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Southwestern Data Systems
software
eye 2,390
favorite 0
comment 0
Southwestern Data Systems recently came into the possession of this software product from the (Alien Sybmbols) Software Company. Judging from the programming style, it was our suspicion that the original game was the work of Nhoj Dranseb, a leading programmer of the Bezardian planetary system. Intensive reformatting efforts on our part have produced a disk which is compatible with standard Apple computers, despite the program's original existence on Bezardian computers. Although it was...
Topics: Apple II games, Action games
The Apple II Library: Games
by Firebird
software
eye 2,388
favorite 2
comment 0
Elite (1986)(Firebird)[cr Student]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Broderbund
software
eye 2,339
favorite 4
comment 1
Lode Runner (1983)(Broderbund)[cr Clean Crack Band][a]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Synergistic Software
software
eye 2,324
favorite 1
comment 2
Bolo (1982)(Synergistic Software)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Artwork
software
eye 2,320
favorite 1
comment 0
Strip Poker - Marlena & Candi (1982)(Artwork)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 2,235
favorite 0
comment 0
Ms. Pacman (1983)(Atari)[cr Diskman]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Sega
software
eye 2,160
favorite 3
comment 0
Star Trek (1983)(Sega)[cr Dr. Micro - Freeze][t +4]
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 2,159
favorite 1
comment 0
prince of persia a
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 2,137
favorite 2
comment 0
Sabotage is a 1981 computer game for the Apple II family of computers, written by Mark Allen and published by On-Line Systems. The player controls a gun turret at the bottom of the screen by either keyboard, paddle control, or a single axis of a joystick. The turret can swivel to cover a large area of the screen, but cannot move from its base. Helicopters fly across the screen at varying heights, progressively lower over time, dropping paratroopers. The gun may fire multiple shots at once, and...
The Apple II Library: Games
by Online Systems
software
eye 2,126
favorite 1
comment 0
Frogger (19xx)(Online Systems)[cr Zero Page]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Datasoft
software
eye 2,096
favorite 2
comment 0
Bruce Lee (1984)(Datasoft)[cr Black Bag] Alternative Name: 027a - Bruce Lee
The Apple II Library: Games
by Blue Sky
software
eye 2,061
favorite 1
comment 0
Softporn Adventure (1981)(Blue Sky)
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 2,045
favorite 2
comment 0
pac man
The Apple II Library: Games
by Dan Gorlin (Published by Brøderbund)
software
eye 2,044
favorite 8
comment 1
Choplifter (stylized as Choplifter!) is a 1982 Apple II game developed by Dan Gorlin and published by Brøderbund. It was ported to Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, and MSX. Graphically enhanced versions for the Atari 7800 and Atari XEGS were published in 1988 by Atari. In Choplifter, the player assumes the role of a combat helicopter pilot. The player attempts to save hostages being held in prisoner of war camps in territory ruled by the evil...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Sharedata
software
eye 2,014
favorite 2
comment 0
Wheel of Fortune (1987)(Sharedata)
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 1,958
favorite 0
comment 0
prince of persia b
The Apple II Library: Games
by Muse
software
eye 1,928
favorite 2
comment 0
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (1984)(Muse)[a]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Parker Brothers
software
eye 1,897
favorite 8
comment 0
Montezuma's Revenge (1984)(Parker Brothers)[cr Black Bag - High Society]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Bally Midway
software
eye 1,857
favorite 3
comment 0
Tapper (1983)(Bally Midway)[cr M.B.P.A.]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,825
favorite 4
comment 0
Moon Patrol (1983)(Atari)[cr Apple Bandit - Glitch]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 1,815
favorite 0
comment 0
Hacker (1985)(Activision)[cr Mr. Clean]
The Apple II Library: Games
by A Bit Better Associates
software
eye 1,805
favorite 4
comment 1
Adventure (1980)(A Bit Better Associates)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Bally Midway
software
eye 1,773
favorite 2
comment 0
Spy Hunter (1984)(Bally Midway)[t +1 Minuteman]
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 1,751
favorite 1
comment 0
Star Wars (19xx)(-)[a]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,724
favorite 2
comment 0
Donkey Kong (1983)(Atari)[cr Freeze][o]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Westwood Associates
software
eye 1,723
favorite 3
comment 1
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is a turn-based adventure/role-playing video game game released in 1988 by Westwood Studios and based on the BattleTech franchise. It was one of the first commercial ports of the licence, and featured some of the franchise's worlds, institutions, political figures, and weapons, particularly the three-story tall Battlemechs. ( Wikipedia ) The 31st century is a desperate time. Five Successor States are hopelessly locked in a mortal struggle for power. In...
favorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Apple II games, Role playing games
The Apple II Library: Games
by Activision
software
eye 1,713
favorite 3
comment 0
Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1984. It is the sequel to the popular Pitfall!. Both games were designed and written by David Crane and published by Activision. The star of the games is Pitfall Harry, an 8-bit jungle explorer. The game's plot was later remade loosely into Super Pitfall. The original Pitfall! has Harry exploring a jungle, collecting treasures, and avoiding danger in the forms of crocodiles,...
Topics: Apple II games, Action games
The Apple II Library: Games
by Broderbund
software
eye 1,670
favorite 3
comment 1
Lode Runner (1983)(Broderbund)[cr Clean Crack Band]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Williams Electronics
software
eye 1,642
favorite 1
comment 0
Joust is an arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It is a platform game that features two-dimensional (2D) graphics. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich. The object is to progress through levels by defeating groups of enemy knights riding buzzards. John Newcomer led the development team, which included Bill Pfutzenreuter, Jan Hendricks, Python Anghelo, Tim Murphy, and John Kotlarik. Newcomer aimed to create a flying...
Topics: Apple II games, Action games
The Apple II Library: Games
by Apple
software
eye 1,630
favorite 1
comment 1
Apple Trek (1979)(Apple)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Windham Classics
software
eye 1,596
favorite 0
comment 0
Alice in Wonderland (1985)(Windham Classics)[Save]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Avalon Hill
software
eye 1,591
favorite 0
comment 1
Nukewar (1980)(Avalon Hill)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Starcraft
software
eye 1,570
favorite 2
comment 0
Galaxian (1980)(Starcraft)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Bally Midway
software
eye 1,567
favorite 1
comment 0
Spy Hunter (1984)(Bally Midway)[cr PPG][t +1 Minuteman]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Atari
software
eye 1,549
favorite 0
comment 0
This is it. The game everybody's been waiting for, Gauntlet, the most successful arcade game of all time has come home. And it brings with it all the characters, dungeons, traps, treasures, and excitement you loved in the arcades.
Topics: Apple II games, Action games
The Apple II Library: Games
by Alliance Software
software
eye 1,533
favorite 0
comment 0
E.T. Comes Back (1984)(Alliance Software)[f Hi-Res Hijackers]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Screenplay
software
eye 1,519
favorite 0
comment 0
Warrior of Ras Vol. 4 - Ziggurat (1982)(Screenplay)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Stuart Smith
software
eye 1,473
favorite 2
comment 1
Return of Heracles (1983)(Stuart Smith)
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Infocom
software
eye 1,469
favorite 1
comment 0
Zork I - The Great Underground Empire (1980)(Infocom)[o]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Muse
software
eye 1,464
favorite 3
comment 0
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (1984)(Muse)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Parker Brothers
software
eye 1,436
favorite 0
comment 0
Montezuma's Revenge (1984)(Parker Brothers)[cr Blade][b]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Infocom
software
eye 1,430
favorite 2
comment 0
Zork III - The Dungeon Master (1982)(Infocom)
The Apple II Library: Games
software
eye 1,401
favorite 2
comment 0
Joust
Software Library: Apple IIgs Games
software
eye 1,376
favorite 0
comment 0
Apple IIgs: Wolfenstein 3D v1.1 (1997)(Logicware)(FW)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Muse
software
eye 1,308
favorite 4
comment 1
Castle Wolfenstein (1981)(Muse)[a2]
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
The Apple II Library: Games
by Datamost
software
eye 1,288
favorite 4
comment 0
Swashbuckler (1982)(Datamost)
The Apple II Library: Games
by Sansoft Plus
software
eye 1,286
favorite 3
comment 0
Strip Blackjack (1983)(Sansoft Plus)[cr Mr. Krac-Man]
The Apple II Library: Games
by Actioncraft
software
eye 1,282
favorite 1
comment 0
Pick-A-Dilly Pair (1983)(Actioncraft)[cr Reset Vector]